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Huong Lai

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38 Ly Tu Trong St. Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 8 3822 6814
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 244
    Excellent
  • 150
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great find, wonderful staff

Found this little restaurant on Trip advisor and thought we would give it a go. Staff were wonderful and the food was great. I have been in Vietnam for 2 weeks and this is one of the best meals I have had. The spring rolls are excellent and our main were delicious as well. Do yourself a favour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
PerthFunandSun
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Perth
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Found this little restaurant on Trip advisor and thought we would give it a go. Staff were wonderful and the food was great. I have been in Vietnam for 2 weeks and this is one of the best meals I have had. The spring rolls are excellent and our main were delicious as well. Do yourself a favour and dine... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Lucky to got a table and it's one of the best Vietnamese restaurant in HCM. Love the idea of learning restaurant and some staff can speak English fluently. The price is reasonable base on the taste and service.

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Northamptonshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Had a really nice Vietnamese meal here tonight at a good price, especially compared to a lot of other HCMC restaurants. We shared some nice hot prawn & pork spring rolls for starters, followed up by eggplant with minced pork, and stir-fried prawns in coconut milk & turmeric for our mains. All were freshly cooked and had lovely flavours. Including... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This restaurant is exceptional, not only does it serve up really good Vietnamese food (chicken with lemongrass and chilli is amazing) it is run as a charity. It takes underprivileged/street kids sends then to school and at the same time gives then training in the all areas of the restaurant trade. I would encourage you to try this restaurant, you... More 

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Balzan, Malta
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Maybe because it was the start of our trip and our tastebuds hadn't yet gotten used to delicious Viet food. Maybe because we hadn't eaten all day. But we absolutely loved this restaurant. I had one of the set menus, everything was delicious. Staff are so nice & polite. We returned the night after but to our dismay the place... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had read about this restaurant in the Lonely Planet and were keen to try it out. On our last night we turned up at 6 (opening time) and we weren't the first people there. We'd only been there about 15 minutes and the place started to fill up with bookings and walk ins. The service was fabulous, fast and... More 

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Stokesdale, NC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Came upon this place by accident. We were looking for authentic VN food and were scoping out the pace next door. Saw the steep stairs up and the chalkboard sign saying Vietnamese food, and I knew I was on a find. Great food and the story behind taking street kids and training them is pure magic. The servers were somewhat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were lucky to get a table, filled with locals as it's a great place to done. Staff were awesome and super friendly. They enjoyed our attempts at very basic Vietnamese language skills and helped out with pronunciations. Food fantastic and service excellent! Staffed by disadvantaged youth who are willing to give it a go and they do a very... More 

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San Francisco, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We ate a lot of excellent food while in HCMC for our honeymoon, but this was probably the best, in terms of quality of food and service. The prices are very high by HCMC standards, but the service provided by the waiters and hostesses was top notch and dining experience was relaxed and friendly. As other reviewers have mentioned, Huong... More 

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califorina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A fabulous neighborhood restaurant with great home style Vietnamese food and staffed with friendly former disadvantage youth.We had great food and the best service here while we were in HCMC bookings a must!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 Ly Tu Trong St. Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3822 6814

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?